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NAFTA Renegotiations — The USA's Objectives
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has released a Summary of the USA's North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives.
United States
31 Jul 2017
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An Unreasonable Defence? Costs Applications Before The Environmental Review Tribunal
The recent decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal in CCCTE v. Ontario (Environment and Climate Change) provides a useful reminder about the basic principles and test to be applied by...
Canada
16 May 2017
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Building Common Ground In Federal Environmental Assessment: A Panel Member's Perspective
On April 5, 2017, Canada released the report of the independent panel on environmental assessment processes. I was privileged to be a member of this panel.
Canada
16 May 2017
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Ontario's Cap And Trade Update
Ontario's Cap and Trade program is being updated. On March 22, 2017, as we reported here, Ontario held its first stand-alone auction of greenhouse gas ("GHG") allowances...
Canada
11 May 2017
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Should You Use A Pierringer Agreement?
The Pierringer or proportionate share agreement[1] continues to be recognized by the courts as a valuable tool for encouraging settlement in multi-party litigation.
Canada
11 May 2017
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Governor-In-Council Does Not Have The Authority To Determine Infringement Of Treaty Rights
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released its Reasons for Judgment regarding the scope of the GIC decision-making authority under subsection 52(4)....
Canada
22 Feb 2017
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Trump At Work — Week One
In a pre-inaugural piece on the new Trump administration, we examined how the new president's promises (and those of the GOP majority in Congress) might affect U.S. business...
United States
9 Feb 2017
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Upcoming Ontario Cap And Trade Auction And Proposed Regulatory Amendments
In June, we prepared a guide to Ontario's new cap and trade program. Since then, the 2016 registration period has closed, and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change...
Canada
9 Dec 2016
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Guide To Doing Business In Canada: Environmental Protection
Municipalities may regulate activities through legislation, including sewer-use bylaws, noise bylaws and property-standards bylaws.
Canada
9 Nov 2016
10
A National Price For Carbon In Canada
In a speech to Parliament on Oct. 3, 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that, starting in 2018, the federal government will impose a national price on carbon.
Canada
2 Nov 2016
11
Canada Proposes New Regulations For Environmental Administrative Monetary Penalties
The federal government recently released proposed regulations that provide federal environmental enforcement officers an administrative alternative to existing enforcement measures.
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Court Declares British Columbia Wrongfully Abdicated Environmental Decision-Making Authority Respecting Enbridge Northern Gateway
On January 13, 2016, the BC Supreme Court released a decision with guidance respecting a common feature of environmental assessment, namely provincial/federal harmonization of reviews and corresponding decisions.
Canada
21 Jan 2016
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The New Alberta And Federal Governments: Regulatory Implications For The Oil And Gas Sector
The new Alberta and federal governments have announced ambitious law reform plans. Details are few at this early stage, but it is clear that the plans will have many regulatory implications for the oil and gas sector.
Canada
16 Dec 2015
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Court Of Appeal Expands The Scope Of Recoverable Damages In Contaminated Sites Cases — Midwest v. Thordarson
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Midwest1 awarded the plaintiff damages that put it in a better position than it was in at the time it purchased its property.
Canada
2 Dec 2015
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Section 99(2) Of The EPA Is A "New And Powerful Tool" For Compensation For Contaminated Lands — Midwest v. Thordarson
In its recent decision in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson the Ontario Court of Appeal comments on a number of significant issues in environmental litigation.
Canada
2 Dec 2015
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Alberta Releases Climate Leadership Plan
This timely announcement comes as Canada prepares for next week's UN Paris Conference.
Canada
30 Nov 2015
17
The Environmental Aspects Of The New Trans-Pacific Partnership
Details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") are now available. This is an opportunity to see what was negotiated with respect to the environment.
Canada
30 Nov 2015
18
A Liberal Majority In The House Of Commons — Implications For Environmental Policy
On October 19, 2015, Canadians voted in their highest numbers in over 20 years, and elected Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as prime minister of Canada.
Canada
30 Oct 2015
19
The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Friend Or Foe To The Environment?
On October 5, 2015, Canada announced that it had concluded negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a free trade agreement which will provide Canada with preferential and unprecedented access to the Asia-Pacific Region.
Canada
14 Oct 2015
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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 — 3rd Challenge Facing Project Proponents
This article is the last of three articles on challenges facing project proponents under federal environmental assessment law.
Canada
14 Oct 2015
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